Often referred to as an auteur, Matthew Herbert is one of the more curious figures in electronic music. Having released music for the best part of two decades, he’s achieved notoriety for highly conceptual & singular productions that fit strictly to a personal manifesto forbidding himself to sample or replicate the work of others. For anyone unfamiliar with his methods, two of his LP’s were composed from sound clips of a bomb being dropped over Libya – ‘The End Of Silence’ and sound experiments with the carcass of a pig he observed for twenty weeks before controversially watching it being killed – ‘One Pig’.
Balancing Act: Matthew Herbert
The independent mind announces the next Herbert album, discusses his beach-side studio in Kent and why making conceptual music is a way of life for him…